Sylvia – Nude with a Mirror
Here David contrasts the soft lines and subtle skin tones of the female figure with the rather masculine workbench and shelves littered with tools and other objects. Behind and to the right of the young woman another dimension is opened up by the use of a mirror, in which is glimpsed not only a reflection of the model’s back, but a hint of a winter landscape beyond.
Complex and detailed, a fascinating hybrid of figure painting and interior still life. 1977